The New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition News May 2015 Volume XXVI Number 6

First Agape Used Curriculum Sale

First Agape Homeschool Co-op is having its annual used curriculum sale on Saturday, June 6, from 10 until 1, at 5 Myles Drive in Auburn. For more information or to reserve a free table, email Katherine at

Seacoast Christian Home Educators Association (SCHEA) Annual Used Curriculum Sale

Saturday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Grace Community Church, 159 Rochester Hill Rd, Rochester
We are moving to an online system for our sale. Our own web address ( will be a central hub for all your book sale information, including volunteer opportunities, pick up and drop off times, list of your items for sale, as well as sales reports in real time.
Benefits include:
* Faster tagging- items are entered online using mostly drop down menus. Tags are printed directly from this website and NO more colored card stock to deal with.
* Checkout will be speedy and accurate as we will be scanning the bar codes on our new tags and not needing to use adding machines, remove tags from each item, or sort tags.
* A report of your sold items will be available for you as soon as the sale is complete.
* A report of your books for sale will be available for you to print which you can bring to pick up to ensure that you are receiving all of your unsold books back.
We will be adjusting our fee system this year as well. In order for SCHEA to continue to provide meetings and events without charging a membership fee, we will be moving to a 10% commission on sales and eliminating the previous upfront seller fee. (We looked at local consignment sales and found that a 30% or higher commission was the norm; we are hoping that you agree that 10% is reasonable.)
If you would like to sell your curriculum or books at the sale or volunteer your time, go to and create an account. Volunteers have the benefit of shopping early at the Friday night pre-sale. Feel free to email questions to

Peter Pan in Rochester

The Homeschool Theatre Guild Presents Peter Pan on Thursday, May 21 at 7, and Friday, May 22 at 9:00am and 7:00pm at the Rochester Opera House. Tickets are $5.00 in advance or $7.00 at the door. For tickets email Sheila Welch at

pring Home School Jamboree

YMCA Camp Lincoln announces the Homeschool Jamboree on May 15, from 9 until 4. Activities will include boating, archery, guided nature walks, crafts, climbing, and field games. A BBQ lunch is offered at an additional cost ($6 person) or bring your own.
Cost is $12 per person, $30 for a family with three or more.
Registration is required, and is open online. Participating children and adults should register before Wednesday, May 13 at

Co-op in Warner

Gear Up Homeschoolers, a homeschooling co-operative that meets every Friday in Warner invites new members. We offer enrichment classes for high school, middle school, elementary and preschool until the end of May. Contact Elizabeth Labbe at or 456-3069, or Debbie Harne at for more information.

Homeschooling Materials to Borrow

The new educational section of the Chocorua Public library is now open as part of the children's library during opening hours, Sundays 1-5 and Mondays and Thursdays 1-7.

The collection includes resource books for language arts, early reading, spelling and grammar, mathematics, nature and environmental studies, history, geography, music, and Spanish, and various activity books, games, and craft materials. These books and materials are mostly available on loan. We also have sets (2-10 copies) of well-known and classic authors for loan to groups or families, and good paperback reading for exchange, loan or purchase at low cost. There will also be a number of working copies of individual Shakespeare plays, to be given away. Donations and items for exchange are welcome.

The collection now includes some larger items which are stored outside the library. These include a heavy-duty rock tumbler, a first telescope on tripod for loan, and three kits or models requiring some moderately skilled adult help: a Mamod Working Steam engine model (see the Mamod website; these are quality British-made models with spare parts still available) and two large-scale flying models, a Cessna ready-to-fly R-C plane (some restoration needed), which flies with motor, rudder and elevator control, and a 1/10 scale model Huey Cobra 450 helicopter kit. These three models are offered for suitable donation to Tamworth Learning Circles, and are not suitable for loan. Great projects for the ambitious home-schooler. If you are interested, please call the Posners.
For more information call during library hours, 323-8610, or the Posners and Tamworth Learning Circles, 323-7477.

Classical Conversations

Free Parent Practicum
June 10, 11, and 12, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Durham Evangelical Church, 114 Dover Road, Dover, N.H.
Join veteran homeschooling parents for three days of learning how to apply the classical model of education to Christian homeschooling. To learn more about Parent Practicums visit

Information Meeting for Plymouth area
Thursday, May 14 at 6:15 at Chili's Grill, 18 Lowe's Dr. in Tilton.
Classical Conversations offers the support of a community near you. Families with students ages pre-K to twelfth grade gather one day a week to study together. Trained parents serve as tutors to lead you and your children through oral presentations, science experiments, and fine arts projects. Our communities offer a weekly support network so that you can homeschool for yourself, but not by yourself. Come learn how you can be part of the new community in Plymouth!

One-day Seminars on Middle School and High School
Thursday, May 21
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Bedford Road Baptist Church
67 Bedford Road
Merrimack, NH 03054

Thursday, June 4
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
First Congregational Church
of Barrington
710 Franklin Pierce Highway
Barrington, NH 03825

Thursday, May 14 – Waterford, VT
Union Baptist Church
932 US Route 5
Waterford, VT 05819

Thursday, May 28 – Spofford, NH
Grace E Free, 49 Old Swanzey Rd
Spofford, NH 03462
RSVP to Maria Chamberlain at

Family camp at Camp Calumet

Homeschoolers Week, June 22-26, on Ossipee Lake in Freedom. Sandy beach, canoes and kayaks, and a comfortable pontoon boat that makes multiple trips daily. Athletic amenities include fields for soccer, softball, and archery, as well as courts for tennis, basketball, and volleyball. Arts and crafts facility, a low ropes course, and miles of nature trails that are perfect for hiking. Contact Alice for more information or to make your reservation. (603) 539-3223 ext. 220,

Camps for Homeschoolers in Fairlee, Vermont

Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont offers week-long, overnight camping sessions for homeschoolers ages 9-17. Attendees are drawn from throughout the Northeast. Cabin style accommodations include adult volunteers (often Hulbert grads), and daily "Exploroptionals" are offered by campers and staff. Overnight canoe trips have been added as a summer program.
Upcoming Homeschool Dates: May 24 to 29, 2015; October 25 to 30, 2015. Homeschool canoe trips: July 5 to 11, Rangeley Lakes, Maine; July 12-18, Adirondaks.

Theater programs in North Conway

Visit for the summer schedule of performances at the Arts in Motion Theater in North Conway Village. Week-long summer theater camps will be available in July and August.

Exchange Students from France

CCI-Greenheart is seeking families to host a French student for three
weeks in July. Students are 15 to 17 and come with good English skills, their own spending money, and medical insurance. Families provide a bed and shared meals. For more information contact Linda Coffey at

Touring Performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, and 1984

New Repertory Theater's Classic Repertory Company is expanding its outreach this year to include New Hampshire groups, beginning with a touring production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, ?which will tour May through August. CRC also offers workshops which can be added to the tour visit, and a customizable Design Your Own Workshop experience. Whether you’re looking to build as an ensemble, grow as an actor, learn a new skill, or venture out of your comfort zone, CRC teaches universal tools to students of all levels.

In addition, from September 2015 through November 2015 and March 2016 through April 2016, CRC will tour 90-minute adaptations of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and George Orwell’s 1984. Included in each Classic Repertory Company experience is a five-minute audience introduction followed by the performance and a fifteen-minute post-show discussion.

For more information visit , or contact Cindy Dickinson at 616-923-7060 ex. 8206, or

Science Lab Two-Day Intensives

Landry Academy is offering three science lab intensives in Manchester in August, to include:
Biology/Anatomy Physiology, August 17 and 18
Chemistry, August 19 and 20
Physical Science (middle school), August 21 and 22
Learn more at

Classes in Journalism, Photography, and More in Manchester

The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications offers classes in news, sports, and feature writing; photography; and editorial cartooning; and professional workshops on police-media relations and writing press releases or in-house newsletters. For more information and to register for a class or workshop visit

Remember, check our website for more activities and announcements!

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